Tech News Weekly (MP3)

by TWiT

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

  

Latest Episodes

TNW 83: Too Much AI Whiskey

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (02:02) Jason Howell reviews the new OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 earphones
- (14:09) Russell Brandom from the Verge picks apart what the latest round of tariffs mean for smartphones and laptops
- (29:54) AI can make whiskey and translate spoken language into a different language using the voice of the speaker
- (42:58) Kids are watching a lot of screens, but not many advertisements. Or are they?

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Russell Brandom and Owen JJ Stone

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Posted on 16 May 2019 | 11:01 pm


TNW 82: Sympathy for the Twitter Devil

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

(01:36) The view from Google I/O with Jason Howell
(17:59) Mark Gurman from Bloomberg tells what to expect from iOS 13.
(29:43) How Will Oremus from OneZero tried to help Satan get more followers on Twitter.
(43:19) Should you buy your kids an Oculus Quest?

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Mark Gurman and Will Oremus

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Posted on 9 May 2019 | 9:58 pm


TNW 81: VR on the Beach

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (01:19) CNET's Scott Stein takes the new Oculus Quest on vacation.
- (14:19) Mystery and intrigue around a rare Atari cabinet. Kyle Orland from Ars Technica investigates.
- (30:36) Myriam Joire (aka Tnkgrl) gives her Google I/O predictions and a review of the Moto G7.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Scott Stein, Kyle Orland, and Myriam Joire

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Posted on 2 May 2019 | 10:03 pm


TNW 80: Fold, Break, Return

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (01:36) iFixit's Jeff Souvanen and team tore down the Samsung Galaxy Fold to see what's going on underneath that display, then sent it back to Samsung.
- (14:42) Google employees who staged a walkout late last year wrote a private memo saying they are being retaliated against, and Nitasha Tiku from Wired has the scoop.
- (25:43) Nest Cam owners who practice poor password practices are easy targets by software that makes tapping into devices easy, according to Reed Albergotti from the Washington Post.
- (39:48) Artificial Intelligence research is powering systems that might one day give speech to the speaking impaired.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Jeff Suovanen, Nitasha Tiku, and Reed Albergotti

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Posted on 25 April 2019 | 9:58 pm


TNW 79: The AirPod People

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (01:41) The Samsung Galaxy Fold suffers before its even released. Quartz Technology Editor Mike Murphy wonders why his foldable phone still works.
- (14:34) Join a new social network that connects you with people who've gone through the same stuff you have. We talk to founder and CEO Boaz Gaon.
- (35:17) Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains what some antivirus companies are doing to eliminate stalkerware.
- (50:47) AirPods Etiquette and the future with BuzzFeed News Reporter Alex Kantrowitz.

Host: Megan Morrone

Guests: Mike Murphy, Boaz Gaon, Eva Galperin, and Alex Kantrowitz

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Posted on 18 April 2019 | 11:43 pm


TNW 78: Phubbing Your Wife

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • (01:45) Louise Matsakis, Staff Writer at Wired, talks about Facebook's new rules for the dead and her interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sanberg. Louise's story "Facebook Rolls Out More Features for Dead People" is up on WIRED.com
  • (12:27) We asked Tony Romm from The Washington Post if there is a way to strike a balance between free speech and regulation to prevent hate speech and violence on social media.
  • (19:00) Our smartphones are killing our relationships. Angela Lashbrook from OneZero on Medium talks about phubbing (phone snubbing) and the research around our phones and our feelings.
  • (31:00) Bloomberg reports that Amazon employees are listening to our conversations with Alexa, ignoring possible criminal activity, and laughing at us.
  • (37:38) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Louise Matsakis, Tony Romm, and Angela Lashbrook

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Posted on 11 April 2019 | 11:02 pm


TNW 77: Flexitarian Approved

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • (01:26) Apple News+ is one week old, and Edmund Lee from the New York Times has insight into its early numbers.
  • (16:26) Kelsey Piper from Vox says that Google's new AI ethics board is more about PR than about actually driving change.
  • (27:29) Burger King now offers the meatless Impossible Whopper, and Brian Cooley from CNET dared to try it.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Edmund Lee, Kelsey Piper, and Brian Cooley

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Posted on 4 April 2019 | 8:50 pm


TNW 76: You Samsung'd My Apple!

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • (01:30) What happens after you delete Facebook. Brian X. Chen from The New York Times explains
  • (16:12) Corynne McSherry from the Electronic Frontier Foundation breaks down the European Copyright Directive.
  • (29:19) Apple is a services company now. Dan Moren, author of the Bayern Agenda and host of Clockwise on Relay FM explains what this means.
  • (43:20) Megan and Jason take a first look at the iPad Mini and the second generation AirPods.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Corynne McSherry, Brian X. Chen, and Dan Moren

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Posted on 28 March 2019 | 9:58 pm


TNW 75: Totally Not Haunted Radio

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 01:47 Apple quietly unveiled a number of improvements to its product library with a new iPad Mini, iPad Air, iMac, and Airpods. Drafts developer Greg Pierce shares his unique perspective on the new announcements.
  • 18:24 Is it ridiculous to buy a vinyl record with nothing but silence if the purpose is to use it for silent meditation?
  • 24:20 Insurance companies are starting to dip their toes in the waters of monitoring social networks for insurance claim violations, and privacy advocates said this would happen long ago.
  • 29:56 The Internet of Things is rife with security holes, and the Wirecutter's Rachel Cericola has some tips to help protect against hackers.
  • 45:14 Russell Holly from Mobile Nations is at the Game Developers Conference, and had quality time with Google Stadia, Oculus Rift S, and Oculus Quest

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Greg Pierce, Rachel Cericola, and Russell Holly

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Posted on 21 March 2019 | 10:23 pm